Adrenergic receptor function in fat cells.

All classical adrenoceptor subtypes are functionally expressed in fat cells. However, only beta 1 adrenoceptors appear to be present in all types of fat cells. There is a substantial adrenoceptor reserve in fat cells; approximately 50% of beta and alpha 2 adrenoceptors are spare receptors. Beta adrenoceptors are subject to intensive regulation. They are… CONTINUE READING